Bulwell Forest Navy U11 2-4 ECFC Sunday U11
Into the cup for Eastwood's under 11's this weekend. This match was always going to be a physical test for us against a big strong Bulwell team.
The pitch was poor which the lads had to manage given we've played on 3G for the last few games. And after a scrappy start, it didn't take long for the drama to kick in. Bulwell's big centre forward latching onto a neat through ball and bursting past our back line to slot past a helpless Jaxon Barr in Eastwood's goal.
But Eastwood soon got into the match with a good response. Great corner from Harley Bates found Alex Srama at the back post who nodded on for Sam Marriott to turn and slot past their keeper to make it 1-1. Eastwood then got their noses in front with Harley Bates firing past the helpless Bulwell keeper after he spilled a low shot from Luca Davis Olivero. Bulwell soon drew level to make it 2-2 from a well worked corner, reacting first to a sloppy clearance and firing into the net.
Second half Eastwood stepped it up a gear and it didn't take them long to get in front again from a lovely free kick from Harvey Gotheridge which was flicked on by Ben Staniforth into the path of the on form Owen Ashton to fire home from close range. But Eastwood left the best goal of the game to last. Captain Luca Davis Olivero's superb defence splitting pass into the onrushing Owen Ashton to hammer home his second of the game from 20 yards.
Full time 2-4.
Special mention to Mat Rose today for what was a massive individual performance, at the heart of everything Eastwood did.
Eastwood u11's through to the quarter final which will be played on Sun 28th January. Next Sunday 21st Jan Eastwood entertain a strong Market Warsop team at home kick off 10am. Please come down to support.